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Lake Nipigon Near the Great Lakes, Canada

49.7N 88.6W

May 29th, 2013 Category: Lakes

Canada – May 28th, 2013

The Lake Nipigon basin lies north of the Lake Superior basin and was the hydrological link between glacial Lake Agassiz and the Great Lakes during part of the last deglaciation. A sequence of glaciolacustrine sediments, composed mainly of silt-clay rhythmites and sand, was deposited in the offshore waters of glacial Lake Nipigon by overflow from Lake Agassiz and meltwater from the retreating glacier margin. The timing of the linkage of Lake Agassiz with the Great Lakes, and the routing of meltwater to the oceans, is of considerable importance to global change (click here for more information).

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